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Brooks and Radchenko Law Firm

Dallas - Fort Worth Oil Rig Injury Attorney in Texas

Have you or someone you love been injured in an oil rig accident? Whether an accident occurred offshore or onshore, an experienced oil rig accident lawyer at Brooks & Radchenko can help you understand your options to recover compensation. We handle claims throughout the DFW metroplex and North Texas

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Dallas Oil Field Injury Lawyers Standing Up for Injured Oil Rig Workers

Texas leads the nation in oil production and oil refining, and Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Midland, and Houston are major hubs for the oil industry. Both on-shore and off-shore oil drill sites have many hazards and many oil workers are injured each year. Injured employees can suffer severe and catastrophic injuries, including multiple broken bones, burn injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputation injuries.

If you or a loved one was injured at an oil rig drilling site, contact Brooks & Radchenko today. We have recovered millions of dollars for workers injured on offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Coast, and across Texas. In your free consultation with an oil rig explosion attorney, we will review your potential oil rig injury case, answer your questions, and give you an experienced-based opinion of your best course of action.

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Oil Rig Accidents Statistics & Safety Concerns

Many people do not realize just how frequently accidents happen on oil rigs, as many incidents and accidents do not make the news. In 2017, there were 69 fatalities as a result of 65 incidents, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Of these, 44 fatalities were in Texas, far higher than in any other state. Offshore and land rig accidents can take many forms, and may include:

  • Equipment failures
  • Saltwater corrosion 
  • Loss of well control 
  • Platform collapses
  • Underground blowouts 
  • Vehicle accidents 
  • Falls

Oil rig employees and contractors are exposed to many hazards and face a high risk of catastrophic injury or death. Potential health hazards and safety concerns include hazardous chemicals, hydrocarbon gasses and vapors, hydrogen sulfide, extreme temperatures, diesel particulate matter, fatigue, and harmful noise levels. If you’ve been injured, a Dallas oil rig injury lawyer can help you understand what safety concerns may have played a role in your accident.

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Texas Oil Rig Accident Laws and Regulations

A Texas oil field injury attorney can help you understand what your rights are after an accident. Depending on where an accident occurs, your course of action may vary greatly.

The Longshore and Harbor Workers

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Jones Act)

Seamen are not entitled to worker's compensation benefits that land-based employees are entitled to. However, if you meet the criteria to be classified as a seaman under the Jones Act, you may sue your employer for personal injury damages. 

Outer Continental Shelf Lands

Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act

The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act extends the protections of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to workers who were injured on “submerged lands lying seaward of state coastal water” - this covers the location of most offshore oil drilling sites. 

Hire Experienced Oil Rig, Oil Field & Oil Truck Injury Attorneys in Dallas

Contact Brooks & Radchenko to arrange a free case evaluation with an oil rig explosion lawyer. If we represent you, we are only paid if we recover money for you.

Common Oil Rig and Natural Gas Accidents Causes in Dallas, TX

Brooks & Radchenko has handled numerous injury and wrongful death claims involving many different types of accidents. Some of the common causes of oil and gas accidents include:

  • Unsafe working conditions: Example: Hydrogen sulfide gas leaks and pressure build-ups in pipes causing explosions and fires.
  • Defective equipment: Failure of equipment due to improper design or manufacturing
  • Improper maintenance: Failure to clean, test, and maintain equipment
  • Inadequate training: Untrained employees and contractors can fail to properly handle equipment and respond in emergencies (may also be a violation of OSHA regulations)
  • Falls from heights on drill rigs: Failure to provide fall protection on a drill rig can cause falls or create a serious hazard that could result in serious injury or death.
  • Vehicle accidents: Car and truck accidents occur frequently on oil field property.

If you or a loved one were involved in a drilling accident, contact Brooks & Radchenko. An experienced and knowledgeable lawyer at our law firm can look at the facts of your accident and provide you with information, advice, and resources. Our Texas oil rig accident attorneys know the laws, we know the major oil and gas player, and we know what cases are worth.

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Types of Oilfield Accident Injuries in Texas

Oilfield accidents often cause severe, life-changing injuries. According to OSHA, many injuries and three out of every five drilling site fatalities in the oil and gas extraction industry involve struck-by/caught-in/caught-between hazards. Some of the catastrophic injuries we see in oil and gas well drilling accidents and explosions include:

  • Amputation injuries
  • Broken bone injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord and paralysis injuries.

After an offshore drilling accident, you want Dallas oil refinery explosion attorneys who are experienced in workplace injury claims involving oil and gas companies. You may be entitled to a significant settlement for your medical care expenses, but your lawyer will need to demonstrate your injuries and their significant effect on you and your loved ones.

Compensation You May Recover in a Texas Oil Rig Explosion Accident

You may be entitled to a significant settlement for your injuries in an oilfield accident. Some of the damages available that you may recover include:

  • Medical care costs including hospitalization expenses, diagnostic imaging, future medical care, prescription drug prescriptions
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation 
  • Mental health care and treatment for Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Home modifications to accommodate disabilities
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost earnings for time away from work (temporary or permanent)
  • Loss of future earning capacity if you are no longer able to work in your industry 
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Loss of love, care, companionship, and emotional support
  • Compensation for disfigurement or permanent physical disability.

Not all lawyers can get the same results. If you are injured, get medical treatment immediately and then contact a Dallas oil refinery explosion lawyer as soon as possible. An oil field injury lawyer can explain the specific steps you need to take to protect your rights. Do not offer a statement, accept any compensation, or sign paperwork without first talking to a lawyer.

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Who Are The Liable Parties in a DFW Oilfield Accident?

Liability in oilfield accidents can be complex, especially sorting out who is liable when there are multiple potentially liable parties and a web of shell companies and legal entities - and companies try to defend themselves by simply blaming someone else. Even if it seems like one person or company is liable for an accident, there may be multiple co-defendants that bear responsibility for an injury or death. Some of the companies that may be responsible for a drilling accident include:

  • Oil refinery company 
  • Landowners
  • Rig operators
  • Your co-workers
  • Third-party contractors 
  • Manufacturers of machinery and equipment 
  • Companies purchasing a refined product
  • Insurance companies 

It is important that any accident is thoroughly and fully investigated to determine who is responsible for the accident. As an oil field accident injury victim, this should not be your or your family’s concern. An oil field accident attorney can help you determine who is liable for your injuries or a loved one’s wrongful death. 

Speak with Our Dallas, Texas Oil Rig Injury Law Firm Right Away

The dedicated team of lawyers at Brooks & Radchenko fight for victims of oil rig explosions and maritime accidents. We will take your case seriously. If your life was changed in an accident while working at an oil field or offshore drilling site, you need an oil rig explosion law firm that can get you results.

Our Professional Texas Oil Refinery Personal Injury Attorneys

Halina Radchenko

Halina Radchenko

After graduating from St. Mary’s University, School of Law in San Antonio, TX, Halina Radchenko has dedicated her career to securing fair compensation for injury victims. She is familiar with all of the ways the law allows victims to hold negligent parties accountable, and is mission-focused on building strong damages cases. If you are looking for a dedicated oil platform injury attorney, contact Brooks & Radchenko to discuss your options to recover compensation for your losses. 

  • Youngest woman president of NYTLA (New York State Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Order of the Barrister Awardee
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Why Choose Our Dallas Oil & Natural Gas Drilling Rig Site Accident Lawyers

Brooks & Radchenko is ready to help you immediately following an oil rig injury or wrongful death accident. We provide skilled and competent legal representation and compassionate advocacy. We will focus on recovering maximum compensation so that you can focus on maximum healing and recovery.

If you are looking for an oil refinery accident law firm to handle your case, choose a Texas oil field injury attorney who can get you results. You deserve an advocate who will fight for you, and keep you informed about developments in your case. The maritime injury lawyers at Brooks & Radchenko are familiar with every avenue of recovering compensation in complex oil and natural gas drilling site accidents. We represent clients across Texas.

Our Oil Rig Accident and Other Personal Injury Case Results

Following are examples of some of our recent results:

$925,000.00
Male client involved in a car accident as a pedestrian at a worksite. The motor vehicle rolled over his foot causing a crushed foot injury. As a result, client had to undergo a surgical procedure wherein they placed hardware into his foot. He had two surgeries to his knee and removal of the hardware from his foot. We were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $925,000.00
$835,000.00
Client was injured as a result of a car accident. Liability was difficult on the case as both our client and the defendant stated that they had a green light at the intersection. There were no witnesses and no camera footage to prove who really had the green light. She sustained back injuries requiring her to undergo two surgeries to her back. We were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $835,000.00
$300,000.00
Plaintiff was involved in a car accident and had disc bulges and herniations. He ended up having over 1 year of physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. This is a very difficult case in the state of New York because you have to prove that the injured party sustained a “serious injury” under the New York City threshold law. We were able to obtain a $300,000.00 verdict on this case.

Client Testimonials

Walter R.

5.0

Car Accident

I can’t speak highly enough of Brooks & Radchenko. They explained everything to me with utmost clarity and simplicity, and they were available whenever I needed them. Ultimately, I got the result I had been hoping for. If you need a car accident lawyer in Dallas, TX, I can’t think of a better choice.

Wanda G.

5.0

Car Accident

My brother was injured in a car accident caused by an uninsured drunk driver with no financial resources. Brooks & Radchenko filed a claim against the nightclub that sold the driver alcohol, and we ended up with a generous settlement. If you’re looking for a Dallas, Texas car accident attorney, Brooks & Radchenko is the way to go.

Sally R.

5.0

Car Accident

The lawyers at Brooks & Radchenko were always available to answer my questions and address my concerns. I was laid up in the hospital most of the time, and they took care of everything for me. I can’t say enough for them.My husband was killed in a car accident caused by an on-duty delivery driver. They sued the driver’s employer and I ended up walking aways with a generous settlement. All of this took place in just a few weeks. Their compassion and professionalism made me feel like a part of their family during a very difficult time.

Contact Dallas Oil Rig and Natural Gas Drilling Injury Lawyers

Please contact Brooks & Radchenko if you believe you may have an oil rig injury case. Claims may be complex and subject to federal maritime law and other laws that control the employment of rig workers offshore and at land-based oil wells. However, you do not have to navigate your claim alone. The experienced oil rig accident lawyers at Brooks & Radchenko offer a free consultation to review your case and answer your questions

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